Internship/Job Opportunities

This current listing of job opportunities is updated every Friday. You may also choose to receive this list in e-mail form every week via the RPTM ListServ. To subscribe to the ListServ, e-mail or call 814-865-1851. For additional opportunities, please drop by the Undergraduate Wing in 801 Ford Building to view the new Internship and Job Postings board!

If you have a job or internship announcement that you would like advertised to RPTM students, please contact the undergraduate program staff assistant at

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Central PA Festival of the Arts is looking for a summer intern and would appreciate if if we could share this opportunity with students seeking internships. Lauren Richards interned with them 2 or 3 years ago.

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts™
Summer Intern Position

The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts™ is seeking an intern to assist with the 46th festival which will occur July 11-15, 2012. We are looking for an intelligent, creative and ambitious intern to assist in realizing the event. The successful candidate will be mentored by and report directly to the Executive Director and will include interaction with the Operations Manager and Director of Development.


  • Develop press lists and assist with the writing and distribution of press releases and follow-up; assist with social networking vehicles
  • Create and produce sidewalk sale daily newspaper
  • Assist with the distribution of CPFA materials (program guides, buttons, etc)
  • Assist with on-site event production and logistics
  • Various office/administrative skills including mailings
  • On-site assistance wherever needed during festival week
  • Update CPFA’s social networking sites
  • Out-of-office errands
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills Required

  • Excellent administrative, interpersonal, and IT skills including working knowledge of Windows version of Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel and Publisher)
  • Comfortable on phone using proper office phone etiquette; ability to multitask; and highly organized with attention to detail
  • Self-motivated, resourceful and able to work as part of a team
  • Friendly with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • An interest in the arts
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Above average level of physical fitness


May 14 - May 25: 10 hours per week (as mutually agreed upon)
May 29 - June 8: 20 hours per week (as mutually agreed upon)
June 11- July 20: 40 hours per week with extended hours during festival week


$500 (payable at conclusion of internship) plus any mileage expenses incurred while carrying out duties

Send resume and cover letter to: Rick Bryant -


Track and Field Internship

The Track and Field assignment will begin May 21, 2012 through August 10, 2012. These three positions will have numerous and varied responsibilities associated with the North America Final Meet of Hershey's Track and Field Youth Program.

Three (3) intern positions for students will be available working with our Hershey Youth Program.

Please note that because of final planning for the August track and field meeting, full week's of vacation are not permitted during that time.

• Coordination of media relations.
• Implementation of computerized record keeping and media relations system.
• Coordination of more than 500 employee volunteers.
• Coordination of travel, housing, meals, entertainment and transportation.
• Assisting The Hershey Company Core Committee and Meet Director with responsibilities related to the North American Final meet held in Hershey.
• Regular work week will be Monday through Friday, but must be available to work some weekends.

Education: Candidates should have completed at least one year of college credits and be a sophomore standing in Recreation, Sports Management, Tourism, Physical Education, Communications or a related field.

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities

• Self-motivated
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Excellent oral/written communication skills
• Outstanding customer service skills
• Word processing/spreadsheet PC skills
• Valid driver's license required
• Detail-oriented
• Able to make decisions on one's own
• Excellent planning skills with great follow-up and follow-through

Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of track and field events would be a plus
  • Experience in track and field at the High School or College level would be ideal
  • Selected candidates should be willing to commit to the Final Meet for two years because of the experience learned from this year's Final Meet

Apply online at :

Colleen Seibert

Human Resources / Talent Acquisition

100 Crystal A. Drive | Hershey, PA 17033

We're Hiring!

Follow us on twitter:
Add me to your network on LinkedIn:

"Bringing sweet moments of Hershey happiness to the world every day."


This e-mail message is intended only for the personal use of the recipient (s) named above. This message may be an attorney-client communication and as such privileged and confidential. If you are not an intended recipient, you may not review, copy or distribute this message. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by e-mail and delete the original message.


Exciting Opportunity in Central PA

Marketing & Training Coordinator

The Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society, State College, PA is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Marketing & Training Coordinator. The Marketing & Training Coordinator directs the society's state-wide education and training for conferences, institutes and workshops and manages the overall marketing of the society's programs and services. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a Bachelor's Degree in Parks and Recreation or a closely related field with parks and recreation management and programming experience as well as a strong marketing background including development. Strong organizational and customer service skills a must!

Salary negotiable based upon experience. Attractive Benefit Package including: medical, dental, and prescription coverage; life insurance; sick and vacation leave; and a SEP-IRA Pension Plan.

A copy of the entire Job Description is available upon request.

Position open until filled. EOE

Send a cover letter, resume and at least three (3) professional references to:

Kimberly M. Woodward, CPRP kwoodward@prps.orgby Wednesday, December 28, 2011.


Dear Colleague,

We are in the process of recruiting interns for the summer of 2012 to serve as front-line Park Ranger/Interpretersin Glacier National Park. Undergraduate and graduate students majoring in interpretation/outdoor education, recreation/tourism, biology, geology, environmental studies, history, or other related fields are welcome and encouraged to apply.

These internship positions can be for academic credit or simply to gain direct experience as a front-line interpreter with the National Park Service. Our program has a solid reputation for providing in-depth training and hands-on experiences in interpretation resulting in a skills set that makes the intern competitive for paid positions in interpretation. Of course, living and working in Glacier National Park is pretty nice, too!

Please share this email and the attached announcement with your best students, Internship Offices, and other professors who might know interested students. If you, or any of your students, have questions, please contact Mark Wagner at 406-732-7757 or by email at For more information on Glacier National Park, visit Thanks for helping to spread the word on these opportunities.

The Park

Glacier National Park, located in
northwest Montana, makes up the core of
the Crown of the Continent ecosystem.
Old-growth forests, wind-swept prairies,
ancient glaciers, and deep lakes are all part
of this spectacular mountain landscape.
Plants and animals of the humid Pacific
Northwest meet and mingle with those of
the Great Plains and northern forests. In
the space of a few miles, visitors can travel
from lush cedar-hemlock forests through
alpine meadows to the edge of the western
prairies. With over 700 miles of trails, the
park is a hiker's paradise. Glacier National
Park has nearly the same complete
complement of wildlife as when it was
established in 1910.

The Position

Park Interpreters are the public face of Glacier National Park. Interns in the Division
of Interpretation are responsible for researching, preparing and presenting programs like guided walks and hikes, interpretive talks, boat tours, and illustrated programs on the park's interpretive themes (wildlife, geology, ecology, human history, climate change, etc). These programs are given in a diversity of park locations including campgrounds, trails, visitor centers, historic boats, and historic park hotels. Interns staff visitor centers and provide information and informal interpretation to visitors during fixed station and roving assignments. Interns receive 80 hours of formal training in interpretive skills, customer service, bear awareness and safety, and natural and cultural resources; plus 40 hours of on- the-job training in presenting interpretive programs and park operations. Additional training and professional development opportunities may also be available. If you love learning, sharing what you’ve learned with others, and working hard in a team environment, these positions are incredibly rewarding.
Contact us for more details.

Required Skills & Interest Employment Dates Application Information Position Locations
Public speaking and presentation
skills and abilities; interest and/or
knowledge in natural and/or
cultural history; ability to work
independently and live in a remote
area; valid driver's license.
Interns work 40 hours per week
with consecutive days off.
Summer internships run from
May 24, 2012 to August 18, 2012
(August 25 or later preferred).
A resume, cover letter, and list of
3 professional references (names,
title/position, and phone) should
be submitted to the Hudson Bay
District Interpreter by
February 1, 2012.
These positions (up to 6) are
located in the either the Hudson
Bay District (east side) or West
Lakes District (west side) of Glacier
National Park. Interns may be
based out of Apgar, St. Mary,
Many Glacier, Two Medicine or
Goat Haunt.
Desired Skills & Interest Stipend Housing Park Contact
Background in interpretation,
environmental education,
biology, geology or history;
American Heart Association
“Heartsaver” (classroom)
certification or higher required by
the time you start work.
Interns are reimbursed for living
expenses at the rate of $140.00
per week. A $300.00 travel
allowance is also provided.
The park provides housing,
name tags and uniforms.
Depending on location, housing
can include dormitory,
bunkhouse, and apartment or
shared house. Housing costs are
covered by the park.
For more information and to
apply, please contact:
Mark Wagner,
Hudson Bay District Interpreter,
HC 72 Box 3-1, Browning, MT
59417. (406) 732-7757.


Alaska Maritime
National Wildlife Refuge
Homer, Alaska

Be part of our Islands & Ocean Visitor Center team - creating and presenting guided interpretive walks and talks, staffing the visitor center and bookstore, and designing displays and fliers. Housing available. May 15-September 30, 2012.
APPLY by Dec 26: Visit USAJOBS and submit an application: